eating disorder

noun
any of various disorders, as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, characterized by severe disturbances in eating habits.

Origin:
1990–95

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eating disorder n.
A potentially life-threatening neurotic condition, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, usually seen in young women.

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eating disorder   (ē'tĭng)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of several patterns of severely disturbed eating behavior, especially anorexia nervosa and bulimia, seen mainly in female teenagers and young women.
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Example sentences
Binge-eating disorder is quite interesting and eclipses the two other eating
  disorders.
The severity of my patient's diet made me suspect that he was living with an
  eating disorder.
They suffer from a controversial and little-recognized syndrome called
  compulsive binge eating disorder.
The longer the eating disorder persists the more likely the bone loss will be
  permanent.
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